This prestigious Museum of Art sought out the best solution to protect its large collection of irreplaceable artwork Their previous analog system provided inadequate picture quality and contributed to a general lack of confidence should they experience a significant event. Security management knew that they needed to make an investment in a new camera system given their special circumstances, unique environment, and the valued items within the space.
The Museum worked with Axis partner Connectivity Point Design & Installation (CPDI) to deploy a two-phase installation that now consists of over 50 cameras across the 18,000 s.f. of galleries. Bullet-style cameras of 2-to-5 megapixel resolution and higher with a mix of Lightfinder and built-in LEDs with OptimizedIR provide a blanket of coverage. In selected areas 4K Ultra HD was enabled. The Museum centralized their system on an Exacq VMS platform. Additional integration was accomplished using the customer’s Kantech access control system, also provided and installed by CPDI. The security team has one unified platform for CCTV, access control, and intrusion detection providing ease-of-use and efficiencies previously impossible with their old systems.
Security officers have thoroughly enjoyed the new deployment as compared to the analog equipment that gave them an unrecognizable image. The Museum is able to deter shoplifting incidents in the gift shop and keep a keen eye on the happenings amongst the facility’s 12 galleries and mix of administrative and storage areas.